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Mrs. Grubbs from Cottage Grove MN is requesting Instructional Technology through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Make a Difference Tools

Help me give my students a 3D printing experience that will enhance empathy and increase the excitement of STEM based learning.

  • $1,587 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

I teach 200, eager STEM, students that are ready to use 3D printers to enhance their learning opportunities.

Approximately 24% of my population receives free lunch, 12% are special education students and 4% English Language Learners.

Even though the proficiency rate for all the students has increased from 2014 - 2017, there is still a large academic achievement gap between White and Asian/Pacific Islander students. There is also a large academic achievement gap between White and Black students. Let's narrow the gap.

My Project

This project involves combining 3D printing, STEM and Character Based Education into one educational, inquiry based project.

Students will gain a greater sense of empathy, and build an excitement toward a STEM based eduction, while completing the "Make a Difference Tool" project.

First students will research a condition such as: arthritis, dyslexia, cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease or vision impairment.

Second, they will Interview a person living with the condition to learn some of the obstacles that make their lives difficult; and

Third, students will use CAD software and a 3D printer to make a tool that would help overcome the obstacles the person they interviewed face on a daily basis.

As a teacher, I will guide the creation of the questions, so that students ask appropriate and specific questions. I will also be assisting the students during the actual 3D printing process.

Mrs. Grubbs
Grades 6-8

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This project will reach 200 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
MakerBot Replicator Mini+ 3D Printer • Amazon Business $1,299.00 1 $1,299.00

Materials cost

$1,299.00

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$19.48

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$1,348.48

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$237.97

Total project goal

$1,586.45

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$1,586.45

1 Donor

-$1,586.45

Donations toward project cost

-$1,348.48

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$237.97

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$0.00

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